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Jim McClean & Friends
Jim McClean & Friends @ Orpington Folk Club 2002
Up and coming Scottish singer.  Traditional and self-penned.
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Derek Gifford
Derek Gifford @ orpington Folk Club 2002

Derek Gifford has been singing in folk clubs for over 25 years and has developed into an excellent solo performer well known at clubs and festivals throughout the U.K. A recent trip to Australia has also proved his international standing.
His style is based on the tradition but much of his repertoire includes contemporary songs which are written in the traditional idiom.  Derek has set a number of Bury poet Keith Scowcroft’s poems to music including ‘When All Men Sing’ which is fast becoming a folk song "standard" across the world.

Whether accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or singing unaccompanied Derek’s enthusiasm becomes contagious.  Relaxed and confident, with sea songs, shanties and other chorus songs a speciality, Derek’s festival and club performances are a real treat to encounter.

Derek’s cassette "A Mixed Case" features a set of sea songs and shanties that "lift it well above run-of-the mill" (Folk Roots) and this has been further developed in the "Mainly Maritime" cassette which is a mixture of old and new songs concerning all things maritime.  The long ago sold out cassette "When All Men Sing" has now been re-released on CD and contains the many requested new Scowcroft/Gifford songs as well as the original ones.

"He brings tremendous warmth and  presence to his performances".

-Folk North.West-

"Clearly a singer and performer of quality".

-Shire Folk-

Discography :

"Wine, Birds & Song" Fellside C2048
"When All Men Sing" P.M.E. C2057
"A Mixed Case" Fellside FSC6
"Mainly Maritime" Cock Robin CRM 9610
"When All Men Sing" Cock Robin CRMCD2O6

(Cassette now sold out)
(Cassette now sold out)
(Cassette only)
(assette only)
(CD only)

Noddy's Lot
Noddy's Lot @ Orpington Folk Club 2002

Classic rock and pop from The Kinks, Beatles & Beach Boys to
Del Amitri, U2 & The Corrs . .  nothing is safe!  We’ll serve you some smooth Smokey Soul and cut you up with The Blues...  We’ll sing some luurrive songs.  We’ll stab some jazz in the back, and play diddly-diddly music and ethereal Celtic tunes ‘til the cows run home.. We’ll sing softly of folk for quiet, delicate moments and fill your club with beautiful music and great songs.

Acoustic Energy For All!

Noddy - Vocals/Bass/Egg.
Nicola Davies - Vocals/Fidddle/Bass.
Geoff Chapman - Vocals/Fiddle/Bass.
Steve Poole - Vocals/Guitar.

If you remeber last September Noddy's Lot stepped in for The Betty Davila Band at the last minute and went down a treat!.  Come and support them in their own right.  "Chill-Out choice".
Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song